- Chassis : all plates and the Main chassis bars are now slightly thicker 6061t6 aluminum for improved durability
- Drive-train : kit includes both chain and belt drive trains allowing use of more powerful motors
- Gears : 48 pitch gears. Sintered Alloy gears & high impact nylon gears with newly added slipper clutch to handle current power levels
- Shocks : new 10mm diameter aluminum cylinder with stainless steel shaft for improved damping
- Hardware : all hex
Publisher: Kyosho Corporation of America
Warranty: 90 day warranty against manufacturer defects
Details: The new optima is ready to battle for racing dominance, embodying the latest in technological evolution, but with the distinctive optima style. The narrow backbone shaped chassis provides the platform for optimal geometry with large steering angles and double wishbone suspension with long 35mm suspension stroke. Recreated in the image of the original design, the 4WD chain system is housed inside a sealed compartment and the gears and gearbox at the center of the drive train are equipped with a robust metal counter gear pinion and rear diff case. The drive train also features a slipper clutch and precision 48-pitch gear modules that reduce drive loss and fulfill the potential of modern power sources. Modern features include the choice of chain drive or belt drive as well as big bore shocks on front and rear that have been recreated in the original optima colors, plus hex screws. As a true racing partner, the optima is ready to race again with the latest advancements in driving performance.